Date and maple flapjacks recipe

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makes: 16
Cost: not
Cooking: 40 min

Turn dates and oats into a deliciously sweet crumbly treat with these fabulous flapjacks


  • 250g (8oz) butter
  • 250g (8oz) soft light brown sugar
  • 4tbsp maple syrup
  • 300g (10oz) porridge oats
  • 250g (8oz) stoned dates, chopped


  • Melt the butter, sugar and maple syrup in a small saucepan.

  • Stir the oats into the melted mixture and transfer half to a 18cm (7in) shallow square tin, lined with baking parchment. Spread out evenly and press down well.

  • Place the chopped dates on top in an even layer.

  • Top with the remaining oat mixture and press down lightly to level.

  • Bake in the centre of the oven at 170°C (325°F, gas mark 3) for 40-45 minutes or until the flapjacks are a light golden colour.

  • Remove from the oven and leave the flapjacks to cool for about 10 minutes. Then cut the mixture into fingers, but leave in the tin until completely cold.

  • Remove from the tin and store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Top tip for making Date and maple flapjacks

These flapjacks aren't suitable for freezing so you'll have to eat them all asap. What a shame!

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